Research funded by: Mary Cawley Travel Bursary
Diffusion (2014) was a project brought out of another. It followed on from a film installation In ruin (2013) a film screening in the eves of a decaying storage building. A silent 8min film of disjointed narrative, it documents the eerie stillness of Dublin’s resonantly abandoned industrial buildings in the post Celtic tiger era.
In ruin, 2013. 8min film.
In ruin, 2013. Film stills.
Diffusion explores the now dissolved paper industry in Dublin. It continues and expands on the abstract narrative from In ruin to journey to the still operating traditional Danish paper mills. Here local and government incentives still operate the mills to keep the industries alive that founded most of these towns. With specialist equipment and workshops I gained the methods to create this paper installation consisting of over 2,000 paper elements. A sound recording of the mills water system and machinery belts play throughout the conical shapes. Smell diffusers of moss and oil cling to the papers. Empty and abstract slides light up the installation.
Diffusion, 2014. Danish paper factory workshops.
In Ruin, 2014. still.
In Ruin, 2014. Projector screen/ painting. 120 x 85cm.